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No matter if you need a water heater replacement, or water heater repair, we here at John Padilla Plumbing, Inc. have got you covered. We provide professional water heater installation and water heater replacement services in San Diego and neighboring cities. We know that in today's times, you don't have time to worry about your hot water, and we'll see to it that you're taken care of in that department.
Call (858) 375-5633 if you're in need of water heater replacement in San Diego.
Signs You Need A Water Heater Replacement
Nothing is meant to last forever, including your water heater. The life expectancy of such a unit ranges anywhere from 10 years to 25 years. The better you maintain your water heater, the longer it will survive. However, there comes a point where you need to repair or replace the unit. If the water heater is older than 10 years, it might be time to considering replacing it.
Signs That You Need Water Heater Replacement:
- Rusty water - If you notice rust in your water supply, it might be an indication that your water heater pipes are eroding and rusting. This might preclude a leak or other damage.
- Rattling noises - If your water heater was not installed properly, it can cause rattling noises and place undue pressure on the unit. Consider having your unit checked and a proper water heater repair in San Diego completed.
- No hot water - One sure way to know your water heater is not working is if there is no more hot water or if the unit takes too long to heat the water. If the unit has a leak, the hot water may be escaping, while a malfunction can inhibit its heating power.
- Water around water heater - Do you notice water pooling around your water heating unit? This can be an indication of a leak and should be addressed immediately.
Do You Need a Permit to Replace a Water Heater
Whether you’re installing a new water heater or replacing an older one, you need a permit to complete the installation. The City of San Diego and the surrounding communities all have strong requirements regarding permitting and inspections for new water heater systems in order to protect our water supply and ensure your home will be safe in the event of everything from a system malfunction to a natural disaster like an earthquake.
However, dealing with the city and applying for a permit doesn’t have to be the logistical nightmare you might think it would be. When you work with the skilled experts at John Padilla Plumbing Inc., we make the process of getting your water heater installation permit simple. Because we are a recognized and licensed contractor, we have special access to directly obtain permits for these types of projects. In most cases, we can obtain the proper permits within as little as one to two business days. If your water heater has quit on you, sprung a leak, or otherwise needs replaced, our team can make getting the job done faster and easier. Not to mention you’ll avoid the frustration of mistakes which can come from inexperience with permitting procedures.
Getting a permit is only part of the battle as well. When you obtain a permit to install a new water heater, you must also request an inspection of your new system once the installation is complete in order for the permit to be complete. In order to pass inspection and adhere to all relevant codes, your new water heater must follow some stringent rules and requirements.
Here are just a few of these new installation requirements:
- All new water heaters must be “seismic strapped,” or strapped to the wall in two places. You must have a strap in the top third of the water heater’s height and in the bottom third, and the bottom-third strap must be at least 18 inches above the water heater’s controls.
- All new water heaters must be elevated at least 18 inches above the floor if they generate a glow, spark, or flame that’s capable of igniting flammable vapors. The base that this heater is installed on must be adequately bolted to the floor it stands on.
- All water heaters must have a temperature and pressure release valve installed on them which is listed by a recognized listing agency. This valve must have a gravity drain, can’t be smaller than the relief valve outlet, and must be made of metal (galvanized steel or copper) or be a hardened plastic like CPVC.
Here at John Padilla Plumbing Inc., we make sure all of our installations adhere to all building codes and standards. Whether your water heater is being installed in a garage, in an approved water heater closet, or in your attic or other location, we always make sure that you get the perfect replacement system, that your installation is done right, and that all installations are done in accordance with permitting laws and building codes.
ENERGY STAR Water Heater Guidelines
According to ENERGY STAR, your water heater is the second-largest source of energy consumption in your home, trailing only your heating and cooling equipment. If you’re looking for a way to save money on your energy costs, picking an efficient water heating system is a great way to start. Every year, ENERGY STAR tests and researches every water heater that goes on the market here in the United States and labels their energy consumption in an easy-to-read Energy Guide posted on every new unit. Certain ultra-efficient units receive ENERGY STAR’s coveted recommendation, indicating that that particular unit is among the best and most efficient that you’ll find anywhere.
To that end, ENERGY STAR offers helpful advice for choosing your next water heater as well! There are loads of different types of water heaters, including traditional storage tank water heaters (both gas and electric), heat pump water heaters, tankless water heaters, and even solar water heaters which utilize the power of the sun! Whatever type of water heater you have, consulting with ENERGY STAR’s guidelines can help you get the perfect solution for your home.
When considering water heater installation, check out ENERGY STAR’s helpful resources online here!
Hot Water Recirculating Systems
Looking to save money on both your water and energy bills? A hot water recirculating system can help! These systems are designed to keep the hot water in your home circulating through your lines at all times. You know that annoying wait for the hot water to reach your tap after you turn it on? With a recirculating system, that wait becomes a thing of the past. Because this system keeps hot water circulating through your system, you never have to worry about the water in your lines going cold. You’ll waste less hot water, which in turn means you’ll waste less energy and less water in the process!
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